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Schalk Bezuidenhout: I’ll Make Laugh To You (Like You Want Me To) (Mick Perrin Worldwide)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2022

While some of Schalk Bezuidenhout’s childhood experiences in South Africa in the 1990s and 2000s are very much connected to the time and the place where he grew up, most of the stories he tells are timeless and universal, it’s all about working out where you fit in when you don’t quite fit in. And he gets plenty of comedy out of the adventures that occurred along the way, and his interactions with family, friends and the always tedious cool kids. His dad’s attempts at motivational support – for sports and then chess – were first bizarre and then disastrous, but in the retelling, hilarious. And while Bezuidenhout’s own eccentricities may have created some challenges growing up, they make him an intriguing and engaging performer today.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Chris Cooke]